As a design/build firm what are a few of the key benefits clients realize when working with the Pavilion Company?

We are with our clients through every step of design and construction…from the first lines on paper to the last fluff of the pillow on the bed in your newly built or remodeled home. We are involved in every step of dreaming, planning, budgeting, building, and moving in! Because we are with you for every step, we get to know each other through every major milestone. Our team gets very invested into the project and it motivates us to do our best work possible on your behalf. Our team is doing all the tasks so there is no pointing fingers at each other, it’s about solving design and construction issues and moving forward together. Each end of our business tries to impress the other one, so it becomes a rewarding process for both our team and our client’s end result.

Tell us a bit about your approach to design and what has shaped your vision.

Gabrielle: Design is an intimate process between us and our clients. We talk about all the emotion-inducing things: money, what irritates us, and what brings us joy. Providing a beautiful and functional design is a baseline, but as we intertwine design and getting to know clients during the process, we can create something deeper than just the pretty pictures at the end.

Each of your projects is always full of fresh and interesting ideas—how do you stay inspired?

Gabrielle: I stay inspired by my team and clients. We are always pushing to try to build something better and that inspires me to push details farther and create things to represent our client’s lifestyle in a truly custom way.

What are a few indulgences you like integrating into a space?

Gabrielle: For a kitchen, I love using a honed natural stone whenever we can afford it in projects. While it can be more maintenance than quartz or other manmade materials, I love the buttery, solid touch: even the wine stains become part of the story and proof that we enjoyed our entertaining spaces.

For bathrooms, bring on the steam! A steam shower is probably the single item that can change a “normal” bathroom into a little daily vacation.

Was construction something you’ve always felt strongly about or was it a gradual process of finding interest in the trade?

Nathaniel: When I was younger, most of my friends were working in construction jobs and to hang out with them I had to be useful too. I liked making things and really loved working with wood and started making furniture pieces. Those furniture pieces got larger and escalated into making homes.

In every Pavilion project there is a wood feature crafted by you; what are some of the most memorable features you have worked on?

Nathaniel: I carved white oak pieces for a herringbone pattern applied on a ceiling. My intention was to give the pieces a subtle “knuckle-like” feature as if the wood had been squeezed from hands. I also built a bar and wine storage out of walnut and made it to look like an old-world bar. I enjoy using wood to create custom pieces that are used daily and are beautiful, yet functional as well.

What’s on your inspo boards now?
Jewel tones, darker wood tones, cognac color leather and ceramic light fixtures.

Travel destination for inspiration?
Mendocino Coast, specifically the MacCallum House, which has permanently destroyed all other Bed & Breakfast establishments for us.

Best materials to splurge on?
Good cabinet hardware, wood-clad windows, Calacatta marble, and outdoor heating.